Obituaries Archive - Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

Ruby I. Mellon

Ruby Inez Mellon, 77 of Knoxville, after 27 years was reunited with her husband, Andrew, in their heavenly home. She also joins her parents, Virgil and Thelma Pickell; her sisters, Marie Burnette, Lorraine Holt, and Christine Pounds; her brothers, LeRoy Pickell and Bill Pickell and in-laws Roy and Pat Mellon. She will be deeply missed [Read more…]

James D. Childress

James D. Childress, age 66, passed away suddenly on October 18, 2016. Jim was the definition of hard work and dedication, never ending a task until he was fully satisfied. He found his greatest joy in life in his family, with whom he loved to travel. His goal in life was always to be a [Read more…]

Howard M. Yarnell

Howard Mickey Yarnell, age 61, passed away surrounded by his devoted family on October 15, 2016 in Heiskell, Tennessee. A hard-working, well-respected man, Howard made a profound impact on everyone he met, including his General Motors family. He will be most remembered for being a loving husband, father and good friend. Howard is survived and [Read more…]

Ben Norton

Ben O. Norton, age 82, passed away on October 15, 2016. He was formally employed with Knox News Sentinel, Miller’s Department Store, Levi Strauss, and a member of Washington Pike United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Helen Ruth Norton; brother, Charles Norton of Maryville; three step sons, Steve, Dennis, and Roger Ledford; [Read more…]

Helen Williams

Helen Williams, 81 passed away on October 12th after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Special thanks to the staff at Summit View of Farragut nursing home. Proceeded in death by her parents and all brothers and sister but one. Survived by her son Donny Meltabarger, Grandson Dol. Meltabarger and Bobby Fields. Granddaughters Traci Parris [Read more…]

John V. Hawkins

John V. Hawkins, age 90, passed away Friday, October 14 peacefully at his home in Mascot. John was a retired US Navy Veteran and formally a Federal Mine Inspector. John was also a member of the Mascot Masonic Lodge and a member of Mascot Baptist Church. John was preceded in death by his parents, William [Read more…]

John Arthur Briscoe, II

John Arthur Briscoe, II, Age 42, of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away on October 11, 2016. A man who was kind hearted and loved by many. John was preceded in death by parents, Myra Lynne Hollingsworth and John Arthur Briscoe and grandparents, Memaw and Pa. He is survived and will be deeply missed by son, Elijah [Read more…]

Dallas T. Cleveland

Dallas T. Cleveland, age 76, of Knoxville, passed away on October 10, 2016 at UT Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was of Baptist faith and saved at an early age. Dallas was a loving father, grandfather, brother & friend. He was owner of D & S Beauty Supply. He also served on the [Read more…]

Norma Louise Goble

Norma Louise Goble, age 88, of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away on September 30, 2016. She was born May 29, 1928 to Hazel and Eilert Leucht. Norma married James S. Goble on May 22, 1948. Norma was preceded in death by her husband James S. Goble, her parents, four sisters and one brother.  She is survived [Read more…]

Robert G. “Bob” Spencer

Robert G. “Bob” Spencer passed away on October 9, 2016 at his home in Knoxville, Tennessee after a short illness. He was born in Charleston, WV on December 12, 1935 to Mary (Hill) and Hobart Spencer. He was preceded in death by his parents, his older sister Doris Alagas and many wonderful aunts and uncles. [Read more…]

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